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Comparison of the Efficacy and Safety of Ivermectin to Permethrin

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 6, 2005
Last Update Posted : December 28, 2007
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University Ghent

Brief Summary:
Comparison of the efficacy and safety of a single administration of ivermectin to a single administration of permethrin for the treatment of scabies

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Scabies Drug: Administration of ivermectin or permethrin Phase 2

Detailed Description:
Administration of ivermectin or permethrin on day0 Clinical examination and pictures on day0, day14 and day28 Blood sample on day0 VAS for pruritus, DLQI and SF-36 on day0, day14 and day28

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 160 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomised, Double Blind, Double Dummy Study to Compare the Efficacy and Safety of a Single Administration of Ivermectin to a Single Administration of Permethrin for the Treatment of Scabies
Study Start Date : July 2004
Actual Study Completion Date : May 2005

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MedlinePlus related topics: Scabies

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Clinical healing of the skin injuries [ Time Frame: on day28 ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Decrease of itching [ Time Frame: on day28 ]
  2. Amelioration of the life quality [ Time Frame: on day28 ]
  3. Number and gravity of adverse events

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Ages Eligible for Study:   5 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

At least one of the following inclusion criteria:

  • Scabies tunnels
  • Positive microscopic examination (acarids, faeces or ova)

At least two of the three following inclusion criteria:

  • Non-specific injuries with a typical distribution pattern
  • Serious itching which increases during the night
  • Family or contacts with similar complaints

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Treatment for scabies < 4 weeks ago
  • Treatment with corticoids < 1 week ago
  • Pregnancy
  • Breast-feeding
  • HIV
  • Serious immunodepressive patients
  • Sensitivity or allergy to one of the components of the study medication
  • Damage of the central nerve system

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00262418

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University Hospital Ghent
Ghent, Belgium, 9000
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Ghent
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Principal Investigator: Jean-Marie Naeyaert, MD, PhD University Hospital, Ghent
Additional Information:
Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00262418    
Other Study ID Numbers: 2004/212
First Posted: December 6, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 28, 2007
Last Verified: December 2007
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Mite Infestations
Ectoparasitic Infestations
Skin Diseases, Parasitic
Parasitic Diseases
Skin Diseases, Infectious
Skin Diseases
Antiparasitic Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action